Distributed journalism and collective intelligence

The power of networks is universally everywhere and, is that there are familiar and unexpected effects of being connected. An example of the power of networks is the changes in the news industry. Bas Timmers explains that news industry has changed from; from a world of information scarcity to information overload, from a world where commercial and … More Distributed journalism and collective intelligence

Public Sphere

Hambermas 1989 defined the concept of public sphere as, “We call events and occasions ‘public’ when they are open to all, in contrast to close or exclusive affairs”. Habermas characterises the public sphere as a construction of public opinion, accessible to all citizens, freedom of conference and debate over the governing rules. Public discussions today … More Public Sphere

Trajectories of convergence

ACMA defines convergence as, “convergence is primarily framed to refer to the merging of the previously distinct platforms by which information is communicated”. Traditional media convergence is now fading due to digitalisation of content. We have gone from radio, broadcasting and telecommunications to social media platforms. In short, this means that media has progressed/changed from … More Trajectories of convergence

Media Audiences

Sue Turnbell stated that, “one of the most intriguing aspects of the media audience is that most media audiences do not exist – at least not the way that highly visible (and audience) audience for a football match or rock concert exists in a specific time and place”. In short, this means that audiences will … More Media Audiences

Global Film

When we want to watch a movie we are so accustom to watching Hollywood movies. Luckily, in recent years we now have heterogeneity films to watch from all around the globe. These include Nollywood and Korean cinema. Appadurai (1996 p.27) argues that cultural homogenization, commodification, or Americanization have failed to account for the subtleties of … More Global Film